TRENTON – A federal judge postponed the sentencing of a former associate of Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage who was convicted of bribing a Linden housing official.
ELIZABETH – A grand jury indicted alleged Bloods gang member Jaquan Bell, 16, who is accused of shooting another teen to death outside a Union Township roller rink just after midnight on Dec. 26, 2008.
ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.
ELIZABETH – Gov. Jon Corzine carried Elizabeth, one of New Jersey’s largest Democratic strongholds, 74%-22% four years ago, but indications suggest that he shouldn’t expect that kind of support this time around.
LATHAM, N.Y.—Sergeant 1st Class Epifanio Mejias from Elizabeth has reenlisted to continue service with the 1156th Engr Co Vertical.
UNION COUNTY—Crime increased in 2008 over the prior year, according to figures released by the State Police.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony J. Tomassin, a 2005 graduate of Elizabeth High School, recently reported for duty at Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.
ELIZABETH – When people lose teeth, their ability to chew food and speak distinctly are impaired. Many people are uncomfortable with dentures, said Dr. George Umansky, DDS of Best Dental in Elizabeth, because they do not replace the quality of function of natural teeth. More dentists and patients are considering implants as a treatment alternative choice, he noted.
BETHPAGE, N.Y.—Elizabeth resident Consuelo Arguello recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with Cablevision.
ELIZABETH—John Doherty, a resident of Elizabeth, recently graduated from The Local 68 Apprentice Program.